The president of the Leavenworth Board of Education said he has asked another board member to resign.

The president of the Leavenworth Board of Education said he has asked another board member to resign.

During a meeting Monday, board President Mike Carney argued that Jose Morales is not fulfilling the duties of a board member. Carney said Morales has missed about a third of the board meetings during his tenure on the board.

Morales, who was elected to the board in 2015, did not attend Monday's board meeting.

Carney said he sent a letter to Morales asking him to resign.

"He didn't respond to the letter," Carney said.

With the recent passage of a bond issue, Carney suggested it is important for board members to attend meetings.

"That's what you sign up for as a board member," he said.

Carney began his comments Monday by reading a portion of the oath for school board members in which board members swear to faithfully discharge their duties.

"We sign that," he said.

Board member Nancy Klemp asked if the board has any control over an individual member.

"The only thing you can do is ask somebody to resign," Carney said.

Following Monday's meeting, the Leavenworth Times sent an email seeking comment to Morales using an email address posted on the school district's website. There was no immediate response Monday evening.

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